We’ve all been there…asking for referrals from friends and family for chimney and fireplace services. Whether it’s because you’re needing something more basic, like a chimney sweep, or something a little more complex, like masonry repairs, it’s hard to know who you can really trust when it comes to the safety of your home, fireplace, and family.

Now…it’s not uncommon for a friend or family to suggest a “buddy they know” that can fix it for cheaper than a qualified company. Or maybe you’ve seen some DIY tutorials that make your repairs needs seem like an easy weekend project.

As tempting as that may sound, we always recommend trusting a professional when it comes to chimney and fireplace services of any kind.

Here at Highpoint, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional chimney and fireplace services at a competitive price. Before you go calling just anybody, learn a bit more about us – and why you should always choose a chimney company with proper certifications. Questions? Reach out now.


Why Are Chimney Certifications Important?

There are many reasons you should always hire a certified chimney technician to work on your fireplace system. Some of those reasons include:

 🗂 Professional Expertise

Certified chimney technicians have undergone hours upon hours of training and certification courses. They are well-trained and possess the necessary knowledge and skill to handle everything related to chimney inspections, repairs, and installations.

They also understand the complexity of the different chimney systems and are able to provide expert advice and solutions. That means, even if they come out for a different problem, they can still spot other threats…and get them addressed before they worsen and become costly to address.


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🦺 Safety Assurance

Have you ever experienced issues such as creosote buildup, blockages, or even structural damage?

Knowing the potential hazards involved with any of those things, why would you put the safety of your home and loved ones in the hands of just anybody? Certified chimney technicians follow proper procedures, use appropriate equipment, and implement safety measures to ensure the well-being of your home and family. 

⭐ Quality Workmanship

Certified chimney technicians take great pride in providing services you feel good about upon completion. That includes chimney sweeping, repairs, relining, or installation of new chimney systems. Having great attention to detail and experience in the industry result in superior workmanship and reduce the risk of you experiencing similar, or even worse, problems down the road.

🧠 Knowledge of Local Codes & Regulations

Building codes and regulations vary depending on location and certified chimney companies stay up to date with local codes and regulations. By choosing a company that is certified, you can be confident that the work done on your chimney will meet necessary requirements and more importantly, pass inspection.

🛡️ Warranties & Insurance Needs

Who doesn’t love a warranty? If your appliance came with one, it may allow certain repairs to be covered, at no additional cost to you, for a certain amount of time. That is…if you follow certain stipulations – one of which is typically hiring a professional.
Consider insurance requirements too. Many times your homeowners insurance will deny coverage if you haven’t worked with a professional tech over the years.

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🛠️ Access to Specialized Equipment & Tools

Certified chimney companies invest in high-quality equipment and tools that are designed specifically for chimney sweeps, inspections, and repairs. They also have access to the most up-to-date technology and tools that allow them to perform their job efficiently and effectively.

By now, it should be apparent that hiring a certified chimney company is not only the right choice to ensure safety, quality, and peace of mind, it also protects you and your investment. Hiring just anybody might save you money right now, but in the long run, it could lead to more expensive repairs later in order to fix substandard workmanship. It’s just not worth the risk.

Why Choose Highpoint for Chimney Services?

Now that we have convinced you to seek out a certified chimney professional, how does one know which company to choose? Google always yields pages upon pages of local chimney service companies, and it can be overwhelming trying to sort through them all.

Let us save you the headache and time…and just tell you that Highpoint Chimney Services is the chimney service of choice in the Hillsborough area. With our combined decades of experience among all of our certified chimney technicians, along with being Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified, we are confident we can handle all of your chimney service needs.

But don’t just take our word for it…take a quick look at all of our recent reviews from other satisfied customers! We really do strive to provide the best experience to all of our customers so they are left feeling less like a dollar sign – and more like a member of our family. 

Give Us a Call To Book Your Next Chimney Service

Ready to get started? Give us a call today, and let us know what you need. You can also reach out to us online – we’ve got your back!